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The Future of Banking in Rural North Carolina

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Steven Zeisel

Executive Vice President and General Counsel
Consumer Bankers Association

Steven I. Zeisel is the Executive Vice President and General Counsel of the Consumer Bankers Association, and has been with CBA since 1991. An author and frequent speaker, his expertise covers a diverse range of financial services issues, with a focus on consumer financial regulation and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. He also serves as Secretary of CBA’s Board of Directors, and as the lead liaison to CBA’s Committees on Community Reinvestment and Fair & Responsible Banking, as well as CBA’s Government Relations Council. Prior to joining CBA, Steve was a Senior Attorney with the Division of Consumer and Community Affairs of the Federal Reserve Board in Washington, DC and subsequently in-house retail counsel for two banks in Maryland.

Steve is President-Elect of the American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers, a member of the Federal Bar Association Executive Council, and a member of the American Bar Association’s Committee on Consumer Financial Services, and former chair of the Access to Services Subcommittee. He received his B.S. from Carleton College in Minnesota and his J.D. with honors from the University of Maryland School of Law, and is a member of the Maryland Bar.

  • Capital Bank
  • City of Durham EWD
  • NC Housing Coalition
  • NC Housing Finance Agency
  • Triangle Community Foundation
  • United Way of the Greater Triangle
  • UNC - Chapel Hill
  • Wells Fargo
  • Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation
    Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation
  • Equal Housing Opportunity
  • BB&T
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation
  • The Burt's Bees Foundation
    The Burt's Bees Foundation